28 min ago

Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am...

Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am-12pm for our family workshop. In partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, you are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's This Is the Rope through a hands-on clay project where you learn basics working with clay, and make a piece inspired by this incredible story that is the companion book for the 2018 selection. An adult must participate in the workshop - the tuition fee of $15.00 or $17.50 covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. Classes are appropriate for children ages 4-12+. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information. Register here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/FamilyChildren.faces

    The Clay Studio
    Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am-12pm for our family workshop. In partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, you are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's This Is the Rope through a...
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45 min ago

The Clay Studio added an event.

Warm up this winter with a drinking chocolate tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, will bring some of his luxuriously rich drinking chocolates for all to discover and sip on. Learn about the tradition of chocolate making and the different varieties used. Ticket price includes a handmade ceramic cup by Clay Studio Resident Artist Daniel Ricardo Teran to use during the event and keep afterwards!

    Hand Crafted Drinking Chocolate Tasting
    Warm up this winter with a drinking chocolate tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery,...
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1 hour ago

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cr...

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.

    Penn's Landing
    WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.
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5 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added an event.

The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library

    Portable Studio: Open House & Information Session
    The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open...
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5 hours ago

"it is a beautiful story of life that does co...

"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    'Passing Strange' tells tale of rebellious young Black man
    The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical, "Passing Strange," from now through Feb. 18. Music takes center stage in this production as a charismatic Narrator who tells the tale of the Youth, a rebellious young African-American man who journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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6 hours ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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8 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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8 hours ago

We’re changing our name on February 1, but Di...

We’re changing our name on February 1, but Distillations will still be your source for stories at the intersection of science and culture.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    We're changing our name on February 1, but Distillations will still be your source for stories at the intersection of science and culture.
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10 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
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11 hours ago

Old City Experience, Philadelphia shared The ...

    Peter Pan
    ARDEN CHILDREN'S THEATRE. Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, Arden Children's Theatre presents a brand-new production that celebrates the joy of storytelling and the power of imagination.
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20 hours ago

The Boyle siblings began their independent ex...

The Boyle siblings began their independent experiments in 1644, and they spent the next twenty-four years discussing their work: when they can’t visit one another, they report by mail from wherever they are. In this month's episode of Distillations podcast, learn more about Katherine Boyle: http://bit.ly/LadyRanelagh

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    The Boyle siblings began their independent experiments in 1644, and they spent the next twenty-four years discussing their work: when they can't visit one another, they report by mail from wherever...
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24 hours ago

We’re changing our name on February 1, but yo...

We’re changing our name on February 1, but you’ll still be able to uncover the story behind the science in the museum.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    We're changing our name on February 1, but you'll still be able to uncover the story behind the science in the museum.
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25 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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26 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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26 hours ago

Friends of Vare-Washington added an event.

Take a guided tour of the school, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session with Principal Duberstein. Get answers to any kindergarten registration questions!

    Donuts with Duberstein
    Take a guided tour of the school, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session with Principal Duberstein. Get answers to any kindergarten...
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26 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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29 hours ago

Join us next Wednesday to watch a livestream ...

Join us next Wednesday to watch a livestream of the People's School Board Town Hall hosted by Our City Our Schools. Space is limited, please rsvp!

    South Philly Watch Party
    Last fall, we won back local control of our schools -- so what comes next? Join Friends of Vare-Washington for a livestream viewing of the People's School Board Town Hall hosted by Our City Our Schools. Anyone who wants to help envision a positive future for public education in Philadelphia is welcome!
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29 hours ago

Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival fro...

Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival from Susan Dewsnap!

    The Clay Studio
    Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival from Susan Dewsnap!
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29 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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29 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood updated their cove...

    The Center for Art in Wood
    The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4,347 likes · 44 talking about this · 1,238 were here. The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through...
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30 hours ago

Today we look back at The Center's past exhib...

Today we look back at The Center's past exhibition Wood, Revisited in honor of the passing of Wendell Castle.

    Wendell Castle
    Born in 1932 and educated in Kansas, Castle moved to Rochester, New York, in 1961 and taught at the School for American Crafts. He is currently artist in residence at the school and maintains his studio in nearby Scottsville.
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31 hours ago

15+ Spectacular Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 22-28

Where:Various locations including Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

This article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Art Star, 623 N. 2nd Street

Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

    15+ Spectacular Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week, the Philadelphia Auto Show, Villanova basketball and more... The atmosphere is electric in Philly this week. (Might that have anything to do with the Eagles playoff win and forthcoming Super Bowl appearance?)
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32 hours ago

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new nam...

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we’ll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we'll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience
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40 hours ago

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